Promissory note and scrapbook
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Promissory note and scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Title: Promissory note and scrapbook
Dates: 1852, 1865, undated
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS210f

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a promissory note to pay John Boutwell the sum of $80.00 for the service of a "negro slave named Reubin" in 1852. The transaction was executed by Harold & Murray on 177 Broad Street. The state in which the transaction occurred has not been determined. The note was found inside a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on various Civil War battles, short stories and poetry, probably published in the 1860's. At the end of the scrapbook are several hand-written pages containing the poem "The Day is Done" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Index Terms

Slave bills of sale
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Promissory note and scrapbook, MSS 210f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1976


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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1Promissory note and scrapbook, 1852, undated